Best Streaming Services 2017

There are more quality shows on TV than ever before, but choosing the right viewing option can be overwhelming and stressful. Thankfully, TV Guide is here to help you find the right service for you!

  • fuboTV

    fuboTV has more live sports than any other streaming provider. Plus live TV, news, movies and more on 65+ channels, with included DVR so you never miss a thing.

    Main Benefits

    • Enjoy national and regional broadcasts on your TV, tablet, phone, and computer
    • Get instant access to 10,000 on-demand movies and shows at no extra charge
    • Share one account between multiple devices for simultaneous streaming
    Try 7 Days Free
  • Groundbreaking Originals

    Netflix

    Netflix offers multiple streaming and DVD plans that are affordably priced and give subscribers HD, ad-free access to the streaming services' library and original programming slate, which includes TV shows, movies, documentaries and comedy specials.

    Main Benefits

    • Netflix is an ad-free streaming service no matter your subscription level
    • Access to Netflix's entire library featuring complete seasons of a number of hit TV shows as well as originals like Stranger Things
    • The ability to download individual episodes to phones and tablets
    Starting at $7.99/month
  • The Big Box Store of Streaming

    Amazon Video

    You can buy, rent and instantly watch movies and TV shows via Amazon Video. An Amazon Prime Video subscription grants instant access to Amazon originals and thousands of popular titles from the U.S. and around the world with the option of adding third-party subscriptions for Starz, Showtime and other channels for additional fees.

    Main Benefits

    • Ad-free access to hit movies and complete seasons of popular TV shows
    • Instant access to acclaimed Amazon originals like Transparent, Catastrophe, and Mozart in the Jungle
    • The ability to download select episodes to mobile devices or rent or purchase episodes that aren’t available as part of Prime
    Starting at $10.99/month
  • It's Not a Streaming App, It's HBO

    HBO Now

    HBO Now offers subscribers affordable access to the premium channel’s extensive content library without paying for an additional cable package.

    Main Benefits

    • Access to HBO’s extensive library, which includes award-winning series, specials, documentaries and more
    • Subscribers have the ability to watch big premieres, including Game of Thrones, as they air live on TV
    • One account allows you to stream on multiple devices
    $14.99/month
  • Discover Something New

    CBS All Access

    In addition to offering live-viewing of your local CBS station, CBS All Access subscribers enjoy access to full seasons of past CBS series and recent episodes of current series, as well as exclusive original programming.

    Main Benefits

    • Access to all episodes of current CBS shows, prior seasons of current shows, and CBS’ ad-free classic show library on several streaming devices
    • Exclusive access to Star Trek: Discovery and The Good Fight
    • Affordable commercial and no-commercial plans to fit your budget
    Starting at $5.99/month
  • Affordable A La Carte TV

    Sling TV

    Sling TV is an affordable and customizable live-viewing service that offers viewers two basic packages, with the opportunity to pick and choose extra channels depending on your interests.

    Main Benefits

    • Personalized channel lineup you can change at any time
    • The Sling TV app allows you to watch on your TV, phone, tablet or computer
    • Offers a cloud DVR for just $5 extra per month
    Starting at $20/month
  • Not Just for Gamers

    PlayStation Vue

    Despite its name, PlayStation Vue does not require a PlayStation console. It's a live-streaming service available on a variety of TV-connected and mobile devices that offers four different package levels.

    Main Benefits

    • A single account can stream on up to five devices at any given time
    • Offers DVR and On Demand programming
    • Personalized DVR, favorite channels and recommendations for up to 10 profiles
    Starting at $39.99/month
  • The Most Live Options

    DirecTV Now

    DirecTV Now offers subscribers access to on-demand programming and live streaming, with the ability to add premium streaming options for an additional monthly fee.

    Main Benefits

    • Access to 120+ live TV channels and 25,000 on-demand titles
    • DirecTV Now app allows viewers to stream programming on their TVs, phones, tablets, or computer
    • Pick and choose which premium channels you want starting at an additional $5 per month
    Starting at $35/month
  • All-Around Best Value

    Hulu

    Hulu offers a deep catalogue of original programming and older beloved favorites while also offering viewers the opportunity to catch up on currently airing network series. Hulu also recently added a live-viewing plan, available with and without commercials, that includes access to hit movies and a DVR.

    Main Benefits

    • Affordable commercial and no-commercial plans to fit your budget
    • New live tv plan includes 50 hours of cloud DVR storage and the ability to stream on 2 screens at the same time
    • Extensive library featuring complete collections of your favorite shows as well as original programming like the Emmy winning The Handmaid's Tale
    Starting at $7.99/month